I have endured a few scares in my lifetime. When I was eight, I ran through a glass door, resulting in deep cuts all over my body. At 27, the doctor said I probably had a serious cancer in my back. (I didn’t.) At 55, I rode Tower of Terror at Disney World. At 62, I had a major heart attack followed by 5-bypass open heart surgery. But last week, something far scarier than all of that happened.
I sneezed while driving down the highway.
Now that may not sound scary to you. But did you know that if you sneeze while traveling 60 mph, your eyes are closed for the next 50 feet down the road? A lot can happen in 50 feet. It’s never a good idea to close your eyes for 50 feet of highway travel behind the wheel. Forty feet, maybe. But not 50.
I am grateful for a God who promises, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
Recovery Step: If you are to achieve meaningful recovery, you must learn to walk by faith, not by fear. Trust in the one who holds you with his hand.